Garcinia species contain high levels of secondary compounds called xanthones that are reported to possess antibacterial and antimalarial properties.
An extract of the bark of Garcinia xanthochymus was found to stimulate the growth of neurons or nerve tissues in culture studies. Research was conducted that investigates the anti-inflammatory activity of Garcinia xanthocymus leaves. The effect of extracts in inhibiting induced inflammation in rats was considered statistically significant.
(Chanmahasathien, W., Y. Li, M. Satake, Y. Oshima, M. Ishibashi, N. Ruangrungsi, and Y. Ohizumi. 2003. Prenylated Xanthones from Garcinia xanthochymus. Chemical Pharmaceutical Bulletin 51(11): 1332-1334.)
(Pal, S.C., S.A. Nirmal, P.S. Borhade, C. Pawar, S. Kshirsagar, and S. Atpade. 2005. Anti-inflammatory activity of various extracts of leaves of Garcinia xanthochymus. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 67(3) 394-395.)
** The information provided above is not intended to be used as a guide for treatment of medical conditions using plants.